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convicted michael johnson of killing phylicia barnes. at the time he was dating her older sister deena. brian kuebler has the heavy verdict. >> reporter: the state was able to convict michael johnson without a single piece of physical evidence. it's a theory that worked. the jury convicted michael johnson for the second-degree murder of phylicia barnes on the third day of deliberations. prayers were answered for the family, closure assured. phylicia's father thanked the state. >> we want to thank the state. wonderful. wonderful. thank you, sir. >> reporter: as the barnes' family sees it, this puts away the man who killed phylicia and dumped her body in the susquehanna. johnson could get up to 30 years but was spared life. the case against johnson was largely circumstantial and felt the jury might need the lesser charge of second-degree murder. >> we often bring changes in which we charge first and second-degree murder. jurors evaluate the evidence and make a determination on the appropriate result. >> reporter: the defense believed all along the state never had the evidence linking joh
thursday, 3 february 7th, 2213 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 a jury finds mmchael johnson águiltyá of kklling phylicia bbrnes.she diapeered back in 20-10 while visiting famill here ii baltimore. baltimore.megan gilliiand is liveefrom the mitchell courthouse with reaction from the barnes famill. 33 good morning guys, he barnes fammly walked out of this courthouse... wwih a seece of peace... served phy can sleep now (nat pop of woman in tan jacket praiiing god) goo) the familyyalways suspecced it was michael 3 year old honor student.it's &pbelieved johnson fooced himself on ppylicia... aad then straaglld heerbecause she -3 wouldn't top cryinn.months later, her body was found floating mong debrissnear the -3 conwingo dam. how it got there... prosecutors could neveerexplain but they cculd point to several inconsistancies in johnson's story.in the end... the jury found johnsoo guilty of 2nd degree murder. as the barnes membbrs thanked ttose who investigated the casee.. up phe street... ichael johnson's father... sharedd -& wiih us his disappointment. p3 1127:24
. the other victim is in good condition. a guilty verdict in the murder trial of michael johnson. but after three days of deliberations, a baltimore jury convicted johnson of second- degree murder in the death of phylicia barnes. we have the latest. >> the verdict came after a 9.5 hours of deliberation. divens -- defense lawyers vow to fight it. prosecutors say it's tougthey're satisfied. from the beginning, phylicia suspected michael johnson had something to do with the death. >> the last person who seen her. never lifted a finger to help. >> a jury agreed, convicting johnson of second-degree murder, ending the case that got national attention and tore apart to families. >> an elephant took one of his feet off my chest. i can breathe a little bit better now. >> a much better place. >> it is what is and we still feel in our hearts that michael johnson is not guilty. >> johnson, the ex-boyfriend, was indicted last year. a year after the body was recovered from the susquehanna river. >> i asked him are you ok and he said i am numb. he is in shock and in disbelief. >> the case depended heavily
. the state began the 6th and final day with the neighbor to michael johnson. he testified on december 28th, 2010, at sometime in the morning, he witnessed johnson struggling to move a big blue heavy plastic tote, up the common stairs in the apartment building, one stair at a time. he testified he asked johnson if he needed help because he seemed like he needed it. johnson said, no. told his neighbor, he was okay. it has been the theory johnson killed felecia barns in his apartment and transported the body in a blue tote. the state never did recover that specific storage bin, leaving the theory not exactly airtight. a lack of physical evidence, the defense team has been quick to point out all week. the only testimony that closes the hole is of james lee, who testified johnson admitted to forcing sex with felecia barns but choking her to death when she wouldn't stop crying afterwards. lee said on the stand wednesday he saw the body of felecia barnes in the apartment and told johnson how to dispose of it. to further legit mise lee's testimony, friday afternoon the state called the city polic
. the tate of accused kill -- fate of accused kill per michael johnson is -- killer michael johnson is now in the hands of the jury. boob boob has brian kuebler has more. >> reporter: they will resume their deliberations. after the state rested its case, monday belonged to the defense and michael johnson 's team took about 10 minutes. closing arguments started with the state going first. the prosecution telling the jury the case is not just about one thing but to put it all together and when they do, the state says it's confident it's first-degree murder. prosecutors know they're not working with any physical evidence. instead, they point to the testimony of james lee, a convicted criminal who said in 2010 he saw phylicia's body in johnson's body. he admitted the killing to leland asked how to dispose of the body. the defense is well aware of lee's testimony, all three of michael johnson's attorney took the time to not only discredit lee but to punch holes in the state's case. the jury was charged about 3:00 this afternoon and got the case about four. they deliberated for about an hour and
was named deputy administrator. president johnson said of his passing that it was, quote, a reason for national sorrow. no solder ever performed his duty with more bravery and no statesman ever charted more courses with more dedication than hugh dryden. whenever the first american spaceman step foot on the moon or finds a new trail to a new star, president johnson continued, he will know that hugh dryden was one of those who gave him knowledge and illumination. nasa's dryden flight research center in edwards, california, was named in his honor in 1976. the center is nasa's premiere site for aeronautic research. then nasa administrator, james fletcher, stated it is most fitting that this flight research center, with its unique and highly specialized capability for solving aerospace problems, should memorialize the genius as hugh dryden. neil armstrong joined naca in 1965 following his services as naval aviator. he was an engineer test pilot, astronaut and administrator for naca and its successor agency, nasa. as a research pilot, he flew over 200 different models of aircraft, such a
. >> reporter: jordan johnson, the former star quarterback at the university of montana, is accused of raining a former acquaintance. it's being called a classic case of he said, she said. he says he had consensual sex. she says it was rape. the case has divided the university and surrounding college town in western montana. today on the stand, he suggested he's not guilty. >> we had consensual sex. i would never do that to anyone. >> reporter: the incident happened last february, but it wasn't until more than a month later that the alleged victim, whose name isn't being reported, told authorities he raped her. >> he grabbed on to my hips, he just started pulling my body into his again and again and again. it hurt so bad. >> reporter: according to the 21-year-old's affidavit, she sent a text message to a friend shortly after the encounter saying omg, i think i might have just gotten raped. he kept pushing and pushing and i said no but he wouldn't listen. according to court documents, the next day she got a medical exam and the prosecution says they discovered bruises. johnson admits that on th
johnson. >> he was accused of murdering a woman and it tore apart two families. >> one juror says he is surprised by the recent actions of his attorney -- of johnson's juries can request michael johnson is facing up to 30 years of prison. his attorneys are asking for a new trial. one of the jurors told me he was compelled to speak out. >> jurors listened to the evidence and testimony. for several days before coming back with a unanimous verdict of second degree murder. juror number seven said tape recorded conversations between johnson and family members weighed heavily on his decision to convict. >> he did not act like he was remorseful. all he talked about was the consequences behind everything. talk about how much time you would get for first-degree murder. >> johnson is the ex-boyfriend of his sister. jurors saw a sexually explicit videos between johnson and his sister. he explained why the jurors did not -- he did not mean to do it, but it -- >>he did not mean to do it, but it was an accident. he just freaked. he did not know what to do. >> the juror says he is speaking out abou
with the mayors office of disability and with the help of carla johnson and the collaborative are looking to do whatever we canas possible for property owners to comply quickly with the requirements of the ordinance. we are assisting carla johnson manual so that owners can use different construction materials and configurations. i can tell you the last time that the department of building inspection with respect to the commission was willing to waive fees but they felt so strongly about assortments that they wanted to go ahead and give that opportunity to the property owners within 60 days; the the ordinance comes into effect. we envision happening is that at about the time this goes into effect i will send a mass mailer mayor's office of disability manual and every type of information that we can to help the property owners and encourage them to come in and comply.ezra task force.ordinance to make sure that this is a success. thank you. (applause) >>: i thank you. under our board ruleshiss positive or negative so that we can proceed in an orderly manner. if you approve of something you can do
felicia barnes, now michael johnson is pinning his hopes for a new trial on this man, james mccray. during the trial mccray, a convicted criminal testified that he saw felicia barnes' body in michael johnson's apartment, that johnson admitted to raping the teen and even that johnson asked him how to get rid of the body. after the trial johnson's defense attorneys said they believe without mccray's testimony the state could not have convicted michael johnson. >> despite his incredible testimony that was just all over the place, wrong date, wrong time, wrong apartment. >>reporter: their motion for a new trial also claims that prosecutors improperly emphasized that testimony during their closing arguments, saying "the state on three separate occasions was able to argue fact that is were not introduced in evidence in an attempt to bolster the credibility of their sole eyewitness ." >> you cannot argue the facts are not snefd. the court of appeals has said it numerous times and admonished prosecutors. >>reporter: the defense says even with mccray's testimony, the evidence was not strong enoug
case. >> we have more on that story. >> the trial resulted in the conviction of michael johnson. the state's key witness -- also an accessory? a defense lawyer for michael johnson analyze the jury verdict and chopped up the conviction to the story told by an inmate in a story told late an investigation. he testified that johnson called him the day of phylicia barnes' death. >> if he does not -- [indiscernible] >> without a doubt. the state had so many holes in the case. there are some any problem. to this day, the state still cannot tell you our body ended up in harford county. >> >> he said that he suggested putting her body in the water. burying her my preserved johnson's dna. -- might preserve johnson's dna. in fact, her body it up in the river. and no phone records put him anywhere near the record keeping this that make him an accessory? state prosecutors would have to turn on their key witness to charge him. prosecutors must also make the call about daniel nicholson. he was the lead detective in the case until his suspension last year. court records show that he allegedly l
a maryland man guilty in the death of the teenager. prosecutors say michael johnson killed felicia barnes in 2010 while visiting her family in baltimore. johnson was dating barnes' sister at the time of the murder. he faces up to 30 years in prison. >>> there are new details in the shandra levy case. levy went missing 2001. >>> a guilty plea from a virginia man accused of a shooting at the family council research center last summer. >> the man says his plan was to kill as many employees of the conservative lobbying group as possible. here's more. >> reporter: according to the government's evidence the man spent days planning for the attack. first conducting sr. lance seeing if he can get in the building. bought magazinings and chik-fil- a sandwiches he planned to smear in the faces of the victims, but the guard in the lobby was too guard for the suspect. johnson held the suspect until police arrived. "i don't like these people and i don't like what they stand for. h he admitted in court his plan was to gun down employees at the family add have cassie
shooting and killing the driver last tuesday. >> 3 hours, jury deciding michael johnson's fate will go back to work. they started deliberations yesterday after his defense called one witness. johnson is accused of killing north carolina teen felecia barns while she was in baltimore vis itsing family in 2010. johnson killed barnes and put her body in a container and dumped the container in the susquehanna river. stay with us throughout the course of the day. brian kuebler has been in caught since the trial began, follow him on twitter, as soon as the jury makes its final decision. >> parents if your child rides q the bus to school, you want to know about. this council is taking action after an abc 2 news investigation found that bus drivers were able to blow through red lights without officials ever knowing about it. back in october, our investigation made national news and last night council members voted unanimously to hold the drivers accountable. the measure will require there be copies of every speed or red light ticket. >>> howard county woman is charged with assault and reckless endan
for michael johnson won a new trial. -- attorneys for michael johnson want a new trial. >> his attorneys attempted to lay out their case for a new trial. they are alleging the jury had been misled and that the verdict was contrary to evidence presented at the trial. michael johnson faces 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of killing phylicia barnes. his defense team is asking for a new trial. lawyers argued misconduct on the part of the prosecution. >> apparently there is some argument the prosecution did not release certain evidence that may have been helpful to the defense but under the rules they are supposed to release. >> we'll have more coming up lives at 6:30. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police continued to investigate a late-night murder- suicide in northeast baltimore. the bodies of a man and woman were discovered. there are reports of a child was found unharmed at that scene. >> accused high school shooter robert gladden jr. cuts a deal with prosecutors. he calls his actions the dumbest decision he's ever made in his life and pleaded guilty to first-degre
. instead, on that fateful november day, lyndon baines johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the united states. johnson pursued kennedy's economic proposals and pushed the tax plan through congress. how well did it work? perfectly. business week, which isn't exactly a liberal pro-kennedy publication, said it probably was the most successful tax cut in history. it came out of the textbooks. it went back into the textbooks as the fiscal measure that came closer to carrying out what people had projected for it. that was a tax cut that worked. the economic policies of the kennedy-johnson administration had stimulated demand, creating growth in the economy. busiss was boomi. jobs were plentiful, unemployment near an all-time low. but many observers, including the president's council of economic advisors, were concerned about the appearance of inflatio as the economy heated up. [james duesenberry] t in965, the real aggregate demand was sing [james duesenberry] t in965, it was continuing to rise into 1966. tthe ringed the raw materials ices,zation, and the decline in unemployment
and it came quick. guilty for the murder of phylicia barnes. the day after his 29th birthday, michael johnson walked out of courthouse east facing up to 30 years in prison, now convicted for the second-degree murder of phylicia barnes. >> justice is served. phylicia can sleep, a much bet per place. we will hold on, pull our pieces together and keep moving on. >> reporter: but before they move on they reflect. prayers answered, closure in hand, phylicia's mother still trying to process the end. >> i really don't know. the elephant took one of the feet off mi chest. >> reporter: that smile as telling as the stone cold look on michael johnson's face. >> it is what it is. we still feel that michael johnson is not guilty. >> reporter: two families, once so close to one another, connected by the dead cade long high school swot heart relationship between -- sweetheart relationship between phylicia's older sister deena barnes, now on the opposite and of a murder victim. michael johnson faces 30 years in prison. coming up at six we'll hear from the defense and the prosecution. for now we're live in do
- degree murder in the killing of 16-year-old phylicia barnes of michael johnson is asking for a new trial. >> kai reed has details for us. >> johnson's attorneys lay out their case for a new trial and to a motion. it argued the jury was misled and the verdict was contrary to the evidence presented at trial. michael johnson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing phylicia barnes. his defense team is asking for a new trial. >> almost every single case, because there is nothing to lose, it could be denied we can i gain anything. >> lawyers argue misconduct in the part of the prosecution and the main witness, mcray. he testified johnson called them, admitted to raping and killing phylicia barnes. prosecutors made improper statements they say to the jury and tried to bolster and raise credibility by telling jurors mcray testified to facts that could of only come by firsthand knowledge. according to' s attorney is, it was obvious the jury was misled -- according wasohnson's attorneys, it obvious the jury was misled. >> new trial motions are grante
with breaking news. the verdict has been given in the michael johnson murder trial. >> the jury returned their verdict about 40 minutes ago and found michael johnson guilty of second-degree murder, rejected the first-degree murder charge. that is the premeditated murder charge and decided on second- degree murder. the defendant, michael johnson, had little reaction. this case has been going on for two and a half years. phylicia barnes disappeared at the age of 16 in 2010. michael johnson has been the suspect all along. he was indicted in april of this past year and finally the trial starting about two weeks ago. with me is russell barnes, phylicia barnes' father. >> we believe that she can rest now. justice has been served. we have been fighting for this over the past two and a half years. this is a bittersweet day. this should have never happened. this has torn up three families. we are still soaking it in. >> you are from baltimore, she was living in north carolina at the time. first of all, it had to be an incredibly painful wait for getting some of the answers in this case that you h
involved. we go to the final lap and a familiar face is leading the pack. jimmie johnson takes the checkered flag for his second daytona 500 victory. taylor and her, junior, second. danica patrick -- dale earnhardt, junior, second. danica patrick faded and came in eighth. the prospects trying to raise their data -- draft stock. the fastest way is to post a great time in the 40-yard dash. that's what tavon austin did today. he was flying, posting an official speed of 4.34 seconds, just behind the fastest time of chrisme, recorded by johnson at 4.24 seconds. tavon is one of the top receivers in the draft. his speed today could cemented his status as a first-round pick in the draft. the maryland women have won 22 games this season, but none would match the feeling of beating rival duke today. they beat the turks earlier this -- the terps earlier this season. brenda was not a happy camper. peter drives. no one is there. duke up by 17. the terrapins battled back. they cut the lead down to 11. on the next possession, she hits a three. terps within 8, that is as close as they would ge
davey johnson. last night's last game may have been a season changer. >> a year and a half since the earthquake struck the metro area. several structures were damaged including the washington monument. kevin gibson joins us live -- tonight. >> you are not allowed on top of the monument. we wanted to find out today how long that will be the case. >> this is the last time the washington monument will look like this until at least the end of the year. starting monday and over the course of the next three months, the facade of the iconic landmark will change. that is why the amateur photographer made it to the monument today. >> i always wanted to do it. i wanted the pictures before it started. starting next week these construction workers will begin building the scaffolding at the pace of 10 feet per day. i made the entire 550 feet structure will be encased. it will spend the next year repairing and strengthening the landmarks that are still damage from the earthquake 16 months ago. >> i did not know it was damage from the earthquake. i take it will be critical to see it finished. >
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after three days of deliberations. a baltimore jury convicted michael johnson of the murder of phylicia barnes. >> the jury's verdict came before lunch after nine and a half hours of deliberation, bringing to a close a long time of this case. if got national attention and tore apart families. the jury's decision that michael johnson committed second degree murder and 2.5 investigation of her death. >> i can breathe a little bit now. >> we will put our pieces together and we will keep moving on. >> it is what is and we still feel in our heart that michael johnson is not guilty. >> johnson had always been a suspect in the case. he was indicted last april a phylicia's body felicia' was recovered. >> i asked him are you ok and he said i am numb. he is in shock and disbelief. >> the case depended heavily on the testimony of an inmate. he claimed johnson called him the day that phylicia disappeared. he got the date in department location wrong but prosecutors used him to argue premeditated first-degree murder. the jury rejected that count. >> anytime you bring a high- profile murder case such
men. take a look at your screen because today clarence eugene johnson, iii is expected to turn himself into authorities. he's been charged in connection with a double shooting that left one person dead. judicial notice johnson's attorney -- johnson's attorney says he wants to defend himself against the charges and clear his name. >>> gun control will be fought in annapolis today. governor martin o'malley will host sarah brady at the statehouse. brady's husband was shot in the 1981 assassination attempt of ronald reagan. james brady was shot in the eye and left partially paralyzed. since then the couple has dedicated their lives to protecting others from gun violence. >>> news time right now 4:34. 10 years, that's how much time the city has to turn things around in baltimore so we don't go broke. >> that is a problem now. that means sacrifices need to be made across the board, so where will we begin? mayor stephanie rawlings blake will address that later this morning. >> sherree johnson is live in downtown baltimore with those details. sheree, who is the mayor talking to today? >>repor
. hopefully everything goes well. >> it's a lot of fun. >> jimmie johnson. >> she watched jimmie johnson take the checkered flag. >> my players and thoughts with all the people hurt in the grandstands. >> pope benedict xvi delivers mass at the vatican one more time. >> also ahead, a southern california card nationality will replace him. why authorities questioned him today before he left for the vatican. >> also, why neighbors are upset with a plan to upgrade a section of san francisco's waterfront. >> and warriors go for a third win of a row. >> i'm leigh glaser and few subtle changes in our forecast for hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoe
superbowl dealer near you. >> this could be the last night of uncertainty for michael johnson, the man accused of murdering a teenager. the very latest. >> the defense called a single witness before resting its case. a testify -- prison testified he was a good man. defense lawyers went on to suggest the sister may have wanted her dead. they deliberated for about an hour and a half before calling a night. >> the stage was set for deliberations in the johnson trial. prosecutors admit they are missing a smoking gun. they build the case on mostly circumstantial evidence. it is not just one thing, it is everything. take each piece and put it together. prosecutors believe johnson was romantically interested and was jealous she was spending time with others. they relied heavily on the word of an inmate. defense lawyers say the state's on evidence shows in order for the witnesses story to wind up, johnson would have had to argue with her, forced her to have sex, choker death, and call the witness and wait for arrive before moving the body within a 38 minute window. no phone records were presen
of dollars of jewelry. >> a baltimore jury found michael johnson guilty of second-degree murder in the death of phylicia barnes. familylicia barnes's suspected johnson had something to do with the death. >> last person to have seen her. never lifted a finger to help. >> the jury agreed convicting johnson of second-degree murder, ending the case that got national attention and tore apart to families. >> an elephant took one of his feet off my chest so i can breathe a little bit now. >> justice is served. at least we can sleep now. >> it is what is. we still feel in our hearts that michael johnson is night guilty. >> the ex-boyfriend of her older sister was indicted last april a year after the body was recovered from the susquehanna river. he had very little reaction. >> i asked him, are you ok and he said, i am numb. he is in shock and disbelief. >> the case depended heavily on the testimony of an inmate, known as james reilly and james mccray. johnson admitted killing her and needed help getting rid of the body. >> any time you bring a high profile such as this you have to have prosecution a
that stole the show and the checkered flag in jimmie johnson. danica patrick though, she made plenty of history today. first woman ever to start from the pole. lap 32, and we've already got some trouble. kyle busch gets into it with kasey kahne. juan pablo montoya gets caught up in the race as well as tony stewart and kevin harvick. plenty of damage on that one. let's skip ahead to lap 90. and more history from danica. she becomes the first woman in the history of the daytona 500 to lead lapse. s she led five laps. in the final lap it was jimmie johnson out in front trying to hold off a late push from dale earnhardt jr. johnson wins his second career daytona 500. danica patrick finishes in eighth. >> it was a solid day for the go daddy car and the go daddy crew. they did a nice job in the pits. we stayed basically in the top ten all day long, so can't really complain about that. i was -- it was nice. i was calm most of the time but it was fun when it got a little exciting. >>> the eighth place finish for danica patrick was the best finish for a woman in the history of the race. >>> o
>>> welcome to news4 this week. >>> hi, everyone. i'm veronica johnson. we're going to show you some of the more interesting local stories making news this morning. among them, not so fast. we'll show you where some of the busiest red light cameras are in our area and why police officials say they're here to say. >>> detox missing facts. nutritionists weigh in on how well these diets can work and whether we need them at all. >>> plus this -- >> words can't describe how i feel right now. >> the surprise that left a high school student speechless. and ready to make history in his family. >>> first, it happened in russia but local scientists are also buzzing over the meteor that came crashing down from space. it happened on the same day a large asteroid came close to the planet. news4's tom sherwood at the smithsonian. how soon this could happen again. >> reporter: a meteor slammed into earth inside russia with a sonic boom injuring hundreds. almost the same day, a large asteroid narrowly misses earth, passing just 17,000 miles away. just a near miss in galactic terms. >> now that
>>> welcome to "news4 this week." >> hi, everyone. i'm veronica johnson. we're going to show you some of the more interesting local stories making news this week. among them, trusting customer reviews. our i team finds out how money plays a role on what you might see online. the best apps for weight loss. we'll show you new tools to help you get healthy to fit right in the pat am of your hand. new hope for a lost pet. how a local shelter nursed this dog back to health and what it can teach other dog owners. >>> first, you need a plumber or a mechanic but you don't know who to trust? so you go to angie's list, minute yelp or some other customer review site, but can you trust the first thing that pops on your screen as being the best? news4's tisha thompson shows us why some businesses say it's all about the money. >> reporter: customer review sites offering honest to goodness opinions written by real customers, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. but how big a part does money play? >> i'm a firm believer that, you know, you have to earn where you rank. >> rami is the owner
jeremiah elvin johnson. currently they're in a high speed chase. when police tried to pull over johnson in his volkswagen for an on cured license plate, he took off at speeds of over 110 miles per hour. at that point police cars could not keep up with him any longer. here they have stop sticks set up and a police car blocking the road. watch what happens. [ bleep ] >> oh! >> what? >> there's a horrible impact. the cop car disappears from frame. police believe jeremiah elvin johnson struck that patrol car at about 130 miles per hour. separating the engine from the patrol car and sending it a block down the street. >> no one was in the car, though, right? the patrolmen were out. >> you see him move away from the car moments before impact. police say johnson was pronounced dead at the scene but miraculously, when they inspected the car, police heard a child crying. >> no. you're kidding me. >> inside johnson's car, behind the driver's seat on the floor, underneath some rags, they believe was his 5-year-old son that had been reported missing months ago. the child did survive, though, with s
trading. >> reporter: well, you can't say >> reporter: well, you can't say j.c. penney c.e.o. ron johnson isn't trying new things, he's rolled out a series of changes to help revive the company since making the leap from apple to penneys in late 2011. first was a change to price strategy, going for "every day" value pricing, instead of sales and coupons, in an effort to keep it simple for shoppers, but today it announced it's starting weekly sales. then, store re-designs, setting up mini stores within a store, featuring shops from levi's denim, liz claiborne, and izod. but in spite of those efforts, penney's has cut more than 1,200 jobs over the last year and it's stock price has been cut in half. so what is the company going to do about it? here's c.e.o. ron johnson on the earnings call. >> in one month, every employee will carry an ipod and be able to checkut ctumers any time and anywhere in the store. last week, 25% of all transactions were conducted on a mobile device. this quarter we'll start to see product information, training, and all of our employee support systems directly to em
it will be the cold air behind it. >> virginia's deli shop will have 9 latest. >>> and magic johnson returns with an update and health and lesson. >> and detection >>> the victim in a deli explosion is out of the hospital. larry reese left the hospital after being treated for severe burns. >> david culver has the latest on the search for the suspect. >> he had big plans for his business. he was doing whatever it took to get there. >> reporter: francis speaks highly of his friend. he said a month ago hess company helped -- now boarded up and charred after wednesday morning's explosion. >> he was here seven days a week from morning to night. >> reporter: working that's exactly what reese says he was doing. unloading this dolly stacked with drinks. the explosion caused him to black out from his hospital room last night, he talked with news4 on the phone. >> i'm trying to get myself well at this point. i'm more in shock than anything. >> reporter: immediately after that explosion, larry reese was brought here to be treated. a hospital spokesperson confirming that he's since gone home. tonight th
many were involved identify it. -- were involved in the fight. >> michael johnson is charged with murdering north carolina teenager phylicia barnes. today the jury asked to receive a controversial piece of evidence, a cell phone being taken by phylicia barnes's sister, showing phylicia barnes playfully grabbing the private parts of michael johnson after a late night of streaking. the video was taken the same night her sister saw michael johnson make a pass at phylicia barnes. they suggested he was jealous about the time phylicia barnes spent with others. >> a brazen robbery incited by jet jewelry store. the police department released this video -- a brazen robbery incident inside a frederick jewelry store. the police debar released this video. 3 men pepper sprayed customers and cashiers and took an undisclosed amount of. the suspects fled in a black suv. anyone whatever mission is asked to call the frederick police department at 301-600-8477. >> a columbia high school student was charged with raping is didn't. -- with raping a student. how is the school responding? >> deshawn
collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> prosecutors rested their case today against michael johnson, the man accused of killing north carolina a teenager for leisure barnes. they heard a taped phone call between johnson and a female friend. he can be heard talking about the case and laughing. they hope will prove to be incriminating, but they called the conversation irrelevant. also taking the stand, a neighbor who saw he -- who said he saw johnson wrecking hard to remove abn from where he was -- a bin where he was staying. it is a family affair in new orleans, as john harbaugh and jim go head-to-head in super bowl xlvii. >> is that down for a joint press conference to talk about the day. mindy basara and was of the ravens, gerry sandusky, are there. how did it go today? >> it went spectacularly well and it sets the tone for a unique super bowl. usually on super bowl friday, they have separate press conferences. for the first time ever brother match up, they sat down and talk to the media together. it really set the tone. when i know this is competitive, but it's a very collegial atmosphere. >> they
. sherrie johnson has more on how the project is making a difference. >> reporter: here at woodbridge elementary these fourth grade girls are saying the girl scout pledge. they participate in a stem program called design time. they use the principles of the engineering project. >> we have wonderful examples here. i think this program really highlights the things that -- the types of things that stem as it offer. >> reporter: this program allows girls to redishien toy by finding a problem, researching, brainstorming and redesigning or modifying it. girls begin to identify stem careers like research and development, design and packaging engineering and software development. >> girlsing a behind boys in their interest in science and technology, and so girl scouts central maryland is very focused on increasing girls' knowledge. >> reporter: they meet one day a week for an hour. it helps them build confidence. >> we get to build toys. >> i want to become a scientist when i grow up and so i'm getting ready like building toys. >> reporter: with one design at a time, these girls are preparing
we haven't seen till now. >>> finally tonight, from washington, the johnson presidential library in austin will tomorrow release the early love letters between a young lyndon and a young lady bird. he proposed soon after meeting her. and while we know him as a man used to getting his way, we may now get to know him as a great romantic as well. in the run-up to valentine's day, the museum gave nightly news the first access to these letters. we, in turn, asked the johnson grandchildren to read both parts aloud. here are katherine robb and lyndon nugent. >> september 23, 1934. "i could read and reread a letter from you which contained just one central idea. i want to hear you say over and over again that i love you." if all you know of lbj is what you see on the history channel or read in books, it would not occur to you that he was really a very loving, sensitive person who had fallen in love and was wooing the woman he wanted to marry. "for a long time, i've played with fire and haven't even been scorched, but every man sooner or later meets his waterloo." >> i have to say, when i
at the starting line for her next race next week. >> reporter: jimmie johnson took the flag at the 55th running of the daytona 500. but all eyes were on danica patrick in car number 10. she briefly took the lead halfway through. the first woman to lead for a full lap at nascar's biggest race. stayed near the front of the pack but fell back. as she prepared to take the wheel she looked laser focused. during the week she had the fastest qualifying time. at the starting line, patrick got a nod from actor james franko. >> drivers and danica start your engines! [cheers and applause] >> reporter: it has been a dramatic week at the track. fans were injured on saturday during the final lap of another race. a car went into the the tpeps sending tire and debris into stands. 14 fans were taken to the hospital. two remain there with serious but stable condition injuries. workers repaired the fence in time for today's race. >> as for patrick, despite her loss, danica mania is at an all- time. that is good news for her responsibility ors go daddy.com and o.p.i.
, michael johnson was found guilty this morning of killing felicia barnes. jamie costello wraps up one of the most high profile cases in recent years. >> yesterday he turned 29. today he found out he could be jailed for 30. michael johnsonguilty for killing felicia barnes. her aunt with quivering lips. >> it's been a long time coming. i have forgiveness in my heart for michael johnson. >> hugs and tears and prayers, how does a mother explain her emotions this day after months of missing her daughter ends up dead. >> the elephant took one foot off my chest so i can breathe a little bit now. >> we will never forget felicia saes smile or in the courtroom today when michael johnson turned to his attorney and said i'm numb when the vishth was read or his father. >> it is what it is and we still feel that michael l johnson is not guilty. >> both families say it wasn't supposed to end like this. notin a courthouse in baltimore. in the end, the barnes family thanked the city prosecutor but in the end, both families admit the pain will never end. . >> and new at 11:00 tonight justice fo
that on that morning he saw johnson struggling to move a large and heavy blue plastic tote from their apartment and told the court that he asked johnson if he needed help because it looked like he did, but johnson said no. johnson is charged with murder in barns' death. >>> folks at the marriott waterfront are at it again. they lit up the place to pay tribute to our ravens. their laser light show ran from 6-9 tonight featuring ray lewis' world famous dance and other ravens highlights. when they win on sunday night, the hotel will play another bigotry beaute exactly when the game ends. >>> we want to know what you think. when you think baltimore sports, what comes to mind first? you've been sounding off on facebook. some people even say that depends on the time of year. that makes sense. sound off on our facebook page on abc2.com/facebook. >>> bourbon street is packed and alive, invading the big easy. we're taken to the heart of the jazz scene there. >> bourbon street is always crazy, but tonight it's covered in a purple haze. >>reporter: new orleans is rocking. it may be the longest pre-game ce
johnson is live downtown at city hall, with more on the big celebration and the parade. about time to let the party start. >> reporter: that's right. it is time to get the party started. live at city hall. the stage is set for that big parade and all the festivities. see the risers here, folks will be standing to give speeches. in front of city hall, you can see a banner, you can pretty much believe they will drop the banner, there is going to be a big welcome sign for the ravens champs. the ravens will be parading through baltimore again, today's parade route runs from city hall through the streets to m and t bank stadium. yesterday, there was a lot of set up that needed to be done, crews were here setting is up, getting ready. the parade kicks off at 10:45 this morning with a introduction at 12:30, fans can attends a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment at m and t bank stadium. it's been 12 yearses but the city can finally celebrate -- today the team will take to the streets like they did after the super bowl xxxv win, lewis was a 25 year old star. now he is on top at 3
- old child was slapped by a fellow passenger on a flight. sherrie johnson is here with the latest on the investigation as the parents are speaking out about what happened. what are they saying. >> reporter: it's something that makes you wonder who would think about hitting a child. but that man is facing a federal charge and child's parents are speaking out. an idaho businessman lost a job after allegedly slapping a toddler on a delta airlinesflight. as of sunday joe hundley is no longer an executive in i'do at a aerospace company. they detail an alleged assault on a flight to atlanta. jessica bennett and her son sat next to hundley and she says he reeked of alcohol and continued to drink on bore the flightch the child was fuss -- flight. the child became fussy and before landing thed to leash's mother says he used a racial slur and demanding she quiet the child and he slapped the boy in the face near the eye and the parents call -- the actions feignous and want something to be done. >> he wail down that way -- it came down that way at jonah's eye. when i look at his face his eye
am sarah caldwell. convicted murderer michael johnson wants a new trial. earlier this month he was found guilty of killing phylicia barnes, but his lawyers say the decision was flawed. jennifer franciotti explains. >> michael johnson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing phylicia barnes. his defense team is asking for a new trial. lawyers argue misconduct on the part of the prosecution, much of the argument centering on main witness james mccray. during the trial, he testified that johnson called him and admitted to raping and tobarnes and told him that he needed help wbaltv.com raping -- raping and killing barnes and that he needed help getting rid of the body. johnson's attorneys say that the jury was influenced to believe his testimony. baltimore city state attorney gregg bernstein says that the motion was not unexpected. >> after the verdict, filing motions for a new trial, that is pretty standard, and we will respond in due course. >> police commissioner anagony that -- anthony batts says that a review is underway about the
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